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Engine power

103 - 130 kW


742 to 1,094 kg

Load length

3,201mm to 4,606mm

Load volume

9.3m3 to 18.4m3

The best tool for your trade

If anyone knows business, it’s the Crafter. This commercial van has been designed with the perfect blend of versatility and comfort to meet your every need. With over a hundred customisable options, the Crafter has everything to help get your business running. Crafted by you. Engineered by us.


Ready for the big tasks

Lift heavy items easily into the vehicle. Stack bulky pallets in the holding area and move materials seamlessly through the tailgate. Loading and unloading is hard work. The Crafter Van makes it easier for you

The Crafter’s wide sliding doors allow pallet access and can accommodate 4-6 Euro pallets depending on your chosen wheelbase. Plus, it has rear barn doors that open 180 degrees or an upgraded 270 degrees if required.

Keeping you one step ahead

On busy construction sites or narrow forest roads the Crafter Van has you covered. With numerous innovative driver assistance and safety systems to support you when things get tough. Including Blind Spot Monitoring for extra support on the road.

Your office on the go

Do you spend a large part of your working day out and about? Then you’ll know that your van is not just a means of transport. It is somewhere that you can organise your documents, arrange appointments and charge your mobile phone. Or even enjoy your lunch break. With countless storage areas and connections, the Crafter Van is prepared for everything you need.


Crafter has you covered

Impressive loadability

Up, down, in, out

Let the Crafter Van do the heavy lifting for you with. Designed to meet your needs and support your cargo.

  • 1,311 mm opening width on the sliding door
  • Up to 2,189 mm loading height
  • 100 mm lower loading edge
  • Flat load compartment partitional to make loading easier

Lengths and roof heights

Choose from three vehicle lengths and three vehicle heights. The Crafter features a wide range of individual combination options to make it your own.




Fix and fasten

Secure your cargo.

With up to 12 lashing rings recessed into the floor, optional lashing rails on all of the walls, you can trust that your load is securely stowed in the Crafter.


A comfortable workplace

The Crafter has storage space for everything that you’ll need during the working day. Make use of the practical storage for smartphones, laptops and tablets along with water bottles and coffee cups for the driver and passenger. The cabin also features storage compartments for sunglasses, a torch, folders, gloves and more.

Off road capabilities

Drive with confidence and choose 4MOTION AWD to tackle tricky terrain with ease. 4MOTION allocates the engine’s power across all four wheels as needed, preventing wheel spin and locking making off-road conditions that much easier.


Stay connected

It’s easy to get the job done with the latest tech. The Crafter includes a 6.5” colour touchscreen display. Plus App-Connect allows you to display selected apps, maps and music on your phone via Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™. You can stay focused on the road by handling calls, working the radio and media functions using voice commands.


A Crafter for every occasion

Site visits, heavy loads, airport runs – the Volkswagen Crafter can be customised for your business needs. With options for engines, wheelbases, roof heights and weight capabilities, it’s easy to build your Crafter your way

Crafter 365 Van

Get your business moving

Comfortable, practical and designed to handle everyday transportation jobs with ease, this iconic van has everything you need to make tough jobs look effortless.


Crafter Heavy Duty 50

Ready for the job

The  Crafter  Heavy Duty range includes the Crafter 50 and 55 which comes  with all the comfort and smarts of the Crafter 35, but  with an upgraded suspension, rear-wheel drive and dual rear wheels for increased traction.

The Crafter 50 has a GVM of 5.0 tonnes and is drivable on a standard license. When the going gets tough, Crafter 55 gets tougher with a GVM of up to 5.5 tonnes to help make heavy duty jobs feel easier than ever.

Crafter Cab Chassis

As versatile as you are

The Crafter Cab  Chassis is as versatile as the task at hand. Whether it’s as an emergency vehicle, tipper trailer, refrigerated body or tow truck – it can help almost any business hit the road with single and dual cab options, the Crafter Cab Chassis is the perfect base for your ideal custom bodies.


Crafter Minibus

The people mover

If anyone knows business, it’s the Crafter Minibus. Designed with high quality European standards, innovative safety features and driver assistance systems to support you and your customers in comfort wherever you go. With up to 12 or 15 seat configurations It’s the perfect vehicle that has everything you need to cater for passenger travel.


Supporting You and Your cargo

We know that driver and cargo safety is your top priority – that’s why the Crafter comes with a suite of onboard assistance and monitoring systems to keep drivers safe and vans on the road.

Safety as standard

Volkswagen vans come with a suite of innovative safety features as standard. Some of these features include Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, Multi-Collision Brake, Crosswind Assist and Front and Rear Park Distance Control as standard. These technologies have been designed to assist you in everyday driving and on the job.

Side Protection

Available as an option, Side Protection alerts you with visual and audible warnings if you’re getting too close to other vehicles, pillars, walls or pedestrians

Read Traffic Alert

Available as an option, Rear Traffic Alert helps by emitting an audible warning when reversing out of a parking space if another vehicle is getting too close. If the driver fails to respond, the system intervenes and applies braking to help reduce possibility of a collision.

Automatic Post-Collision Braking System

The Crafter features a system that triggers braking after a collision to prevent a second impact. After a short delay, the vehicle begins a phased braking action down to 10 mph, during which the driver can take over at any time

Electromechanical Servotronic Steering

Fitted as standard, Electromechanical Servotronic steering provides a speed-sensitive operation with active return. This improves the steering sensation around the mid-point, providing an improved level of steering precision.


Well thought out down to the last detail

Radio systems

Easier listening

Your favourite songs, podcasts or simply a really good radio station – whatever you like to listen to on long journeys, our radio systems provide you everything you need.

  • 20.3 cm (8.0 inc) TFT colour display plus touchscreen with proximity sensors
  • MP3-compatible CD drive
  • 4 x 20 watts output with four loudspeakers
  • SD card slot, AUX-IN jack, Bluetooth connection and USB port in the glove compartment
  • Twin tuner with phase diversity

Navigation systems

Arrive safely at your destination. Discover more.

It is perfect for your busy schedule. With optional “Discover Media” navigation system, you can get to multiple delivery destinations without taking any detours. Navigate through the streets while taking hands-free phone calls at the same time.

Optional “Discover Media” navigation system

  • 20.3 cm (8.0 inch) TFT colour display and touchscreen with proximity sensors
  • MP3-compatible CD drive
  • 4 x 20 watts output with four loudspeakers
  • Twin tuner with phase diversity
  • AUX-IN jack and USB port, Bluetooth connection plus two SD slots in the glove compartment

Multifunction Display

Everything in view. At a glance.

Find all the information you need while you are out on the road in a single place: The on-board computer shows you information, such as how far you have travelled, how warm it is outside, and how much fuel you are consuming on average.


Safety systems

Playing it safe as standard

Automatic Post-Collision Braking System

Applies the brake after a collision. Ideally, this will prevent any subsequent crashes. After a short delay, the vehicle begins a phased braking action down to 10 km/h, during which the driver can take over at any time.

Electronic stability control (not illustrated)

Prevents under- or oversteering by targeted braking of individual wheels.

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) (not illustrated)

Stops the wheels from locking. Enabling you to keep control over the vehicle’s steering.

Traction control system (ASR) (not illustrated)

Prevents wheelspin.

Belt fastening warning (not illustrated)

If the driver’s seat belt is not fastened, the seat belt warning system reminds them to fasten it with a visual warning when the engine is started and an audible warning after setting off. 

Driver airbag (not illustrated)

Standard feature that provides the best possible protection in the event of a frontal impact. A side/head airbag is also available as an option.

4MOTION All-Wheel Drive

Go here, there and everywhere

For tougher terrains choose 4MOTION AWD which allocates the engine’s power across all four wheels as needed, preventing wheel spin and locking. The mechanical differential lock makes starting up in adverse, off-road conditions safer and easier. 

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Load Capacity

Capacity for large orders

The Crafter van offers space for four to six pallets, depending on the wheelbase. This corresponds to a loading volume between approx. 9.9 m³ and up to 16.1 m³.

4 pallets for the medium-long wheelbase: loading volume from approx. 9.9 m³ to 11.3 m³.

6 pallets in the long wheelbase: loading volume from approx. 14.4 m³ up to 16.1 m³.

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Interior Cargo Hold

Ready to load

Use the hold as a mobile workshop? The Crafter Van is made for it. After all, it is the only vehicle in its class with which body-side preparations for rack installations are included as standard. You can also opt for other clever solutions if you wish.

Wood Floor: Your load is optimally positioned on the 10 mm thick beech wood floor. In addition, it is particularly stable and durable.

Four LED lights illuminate the cargo area brightly and evenly.

Rear wing doors: The two roof-high rear doors offer an opening angle of up to 180 °. On request, it can even be extended up to 270 °.

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Cargo Security

Safe and Secure

The Crafter Van has a lot of space for materials, tools, packages and the many other things you need throughout the working day. In addition, it offers almost as many clever options for fixing everything. This way the cargo arrives at your destination in perfect condition.

Lashings: For optimal attachment of the load, you can receive robust metal lashing rails for the side walls, the partition, the roof frame and the universal floor.

Tie-down: With the lashing strap fitting, you can fix the goods in the cargo hold. To do this, you can simply attach it to the lashing rails or to the individual lashing point of the tension rod.


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Air Conditioning

Keeping it cool

When temperatures rise to 28 degrees in the summer and the sun beams down onto your driver’s cab, the optional air conditioning system with electronic control helps to guarantee exactly the right temperature. You can choose between these variants:

Air conditioning with electronic control 

The optional air conditioning system ensures the desired temperature thanks to the continuously variable control.

“Climatronic” Air Conditioning

The “Climatronic” air conditioning system, which is available as an option, offers 2/3 zone temperature control for the driver, front passenger and loading or passenger compartment. The automatic air recirculation, the air quality sensor, additional vents and the optional additional heating create a pleasant climate.

Air conditioning with electronic control and second evaporator

The vents of the optionally available air conditioning system are located above the partition. It air-conditioned the cargo hold for professional transportation of people or temperature-sensitive cargo.

Crafter Variants

Crafter 30 Runner

Price incl. GST


Equipment Highlights:

  • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Fuel efficiency from 8.5L/100km
  • 4-Cylinder turbo engine
  • 2-Seats
  • Payload 742kg
  • 3000kg Gross Vehicle Mass
  • Load volume from 9.9m3 to 11.3m3
  • Load compartment length 3,201mm
  • Load compartment width 1,832mm
  • Front & Rear Park Distance Control & Rear View Camera
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • 6.5” Composition Colour Infotainment System
  • 16” Steel wheels

Crafter 35 Panel Van

Price incl. GST


Equipment Highlights:

  • Additional to Crafter 30 Runner:
  • Available in medium, long or extra-long wheelbase & high or super-high roof
  • Fuel efficiency from 7.7L/100km to 8.8L/100km
  • Payload 1,119 to 1,227kg
  • Load volume from 9.3m3 to 18.4m3
  • Load compartment length from 3,201mm to 4,606mm

Crafter 50 Panel Van

Price incl. GST


Equipment Highlights:

  • Additional to Crafter 30 Runner:
  • Available in medium, long or extra-long wheelbase & high or super-high roof
  • Fuel efficiency from 8.8L/100km
  • 4-Cylinder twin turbo engine
  • Payload 2,227 to 2,417kg
  • 5000kg Gross Vehicle Mass
  • Load volume 9.3 to 15.3m3
  • Load compartment length from 3,201mm to 4,606mm

Terms and conditions

1.    The information provided on the Volkswagen New Zealand website is for information purposes only  
2.    Volkswagen New Zealand reserves the right to extend, withdraw or change all offers *Prices are shown in New Zealand dollars, include GST and exclude on road costs
3.    The official fuel consumption, emissions, and EV range figures determined by the WLTP test should be used as a guide only, or for vehicle to vehicle comparison. Actual results may vary due to factors such as driving or environmental conditions.  
4.    International models might be shown for illustrative purposes only, and New Zealand specifications may vary
5.    Some colours in these images are not available in New Zealand, the product guide contains the correct colours available to the New Zealand market  
6.    Additional and optional accessories may have an effect on fuel efficiency. Optional accessories and add-on packages are available at an additional cost  
7.   App-Connect is compatible for selected apps with the latest smartphone versions of iOS and Android, active data service, and connection cable (sold separately)  
8.   Safety technologies are designed to assist the driver, but should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices 
9.  Leather appointed seats have a combination of genuine and artificial leather, but are not wholly leather 
10.  Vehicle availability will vary across the Volkswagen range, please stay in the know with delivery timelines. Learn more
The Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) is designed to provide a standardised measurement and enables the consumer to make reliable comparisons between vehicles in terms of energy (fuel and/or electricity) consumption, emissions, and electric vehicle range. However, it should be noted that the results of this test may not accurately reflect the actual fuel consumption, emissions, or range that a driver might experience in the real world. Actual results may vary depending on various factors such as driving style, road conditions, temperature, weather, vehicle load, and maintenance. Therefore, the WLTP results should be considered as an indicator of the vehicle‘s performance and not as a guarantee of the actual energy consumption, emissions, or range that a driver will experience in real-world driving conditions, or for making a vehicle-to-vehicle comparison. All WLTP test values are provided in accordance with New Zealand Land transport Rule: Vehicle Efficiency and Emissions Data 2022.

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